When we bought our home 6 years ago, we were told that the empty 25 acres of dirt across the street would not stay that way for long. Plans were in action to convert that space into a park with trails, trees, and lots of open space! Even better, the construction was set to begin within a few months of us moving in. We were willing to compromise on space and lack of yard because of this and quickly signed on the dotted line for our first home.
Spring and summer came and with every pass of a large piece of construction equipment, we held our breath in anticipation for the digging to begin.
But it didn't. And it still hasn't.
Due to a technicality between the City of Denver and the City of Aurora, there has been an ongoing argument about water rights and thus we have no park. Still. What we DO have is the evolution of nature at it's best...
Over the last year grass has begun to grow, trees have filled out and our "someday park" is at least a peaceful to look at as the sun sets each night. :) No more dirt, just green. Goes nicely with my Spartan flag.
And for this, I am thankful.